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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Watch out potato lovers! You may have higher diabetes risk!

The next time you're thinking about super sizing
your fries, better think twice!

Here's a study that could change your mind when
it comes to consumption of high carb foods such as
potatoes, french fries in particular.

Potato lovers may have higher diabetes risk -
Diet & Fitness -

French fry eaters may have higher diabetes risk
because potatoes trigger rapid surges in blood

sugar that could damage cells.

Harvard University researchers found in a long-term
study of nearly 85,000 U.S. women, that those with
the highest potato intake had a modestly elevated risk of
developing type 2 diabetes.

Obese women, who are already at increased risk of the
disease, had the strongest link suggesting that heavy
potato consumption may pose a particular problem
for them.

Find more on this story here.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Luxurious Low-Carb German Chocolate Cake

Luxurious Low-Carb German Chocolate Cake:

Jimmy Moore
February 23, 2006

The following is a reprint from the blog
'Livin' La Vida Low-Carb':

This Low-Carb German Chocolate Cake is elegant
and to die for!

Elaine at Low-Carb Connoisseur has done it yet again!

But this time she got a little help from the amazing
and magnificent 156-pound low-carb weight loss
success story Lora Ruffner from Low-Carb Luxury
to come up with the best all-occasion cake recipe
for people who are livin' la vida low-carb that I have
ever seen.

Lora is a recognized leader in the low-carb industry
(which is why I named her and her partner Neil
Beatty to my top 10 movers and shakers list last
year!) and knows her stuff!

Just wait until you dive your tastebuds into the
thrilling taste of the bold, rich flavor of real German
Chocolate Cake! Are you sure this is a 'diet' cake?

Here is this incredible low-carb recipe for you to
surprise your friends and family with at the next
special event!


1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
1/2 cup Wise Choice Cake-ability Baking Aid
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup Dutch processed cocoa
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup Splenda
1/4 cup Diabetisweet or Maltitol
1/4 cup erythritol
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 large egg whites (at room temperature)
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup DaVinci Gourmet Sugarfree German
Chocolate Cake flavor syrup
1/2 cup whipping cream
4 large egg yolks
1/3 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Grease and flour (use oat flour) two 8' or 9' round
cake pans. Preheat oven to 325�F.

In large mixing bowl, sift together oat flour, vital
wheat gluten, almond flour, Cake-ability Baking Aid,
sweeteners, baking powder, cocoa, and salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, whip egg whites until soft
peaks form. Pause and sprinkle cream of tartar over
egg whites, then continue beating until stiff peaks form.

In a small bowl, mix DaVinci German Chocolate Cake
syrup with egg yolks and whisk well. Add oil, cream,
and vanilla extract and mix well to fully incorporate.

Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture and beat until

Add 1/2 of the whipped egg whites to the batter mixture
and beat again until well blended (but no more than a

Then carefully add batter to remainder of whipped egg
whites and mix gently using a rubber/plastic spatula,
being careful not to break down whites, until batter is
fully incorporated.

Pour into cake pans evenly and bake at 325°F for
20-30 minutes turning half-way through. Keep an eye on
them and don't over bake. Baking time can vary a bit
depending on oven, elevation, etc.

Cake is done when lightly golden brown on top and puffed
and cracked at edges. Remove from oven and cool for 10
minutes before removing from pan to cool on cake racks.

When fully cool, assemble and ice with coconut pecan
topping. Get the topping recipe here.

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Gooey Low-Carb Chocolate Molten Cake Recipe

Gooey Low-Carb Chocolate Molten Cake Recipe:
"Gooey Low-Carb Chocolate Molten Cake Recipe"
Jimmy Moore
February 11, 2006

The following is a reprint from the blog 'Livin' La
Vida Low-Carb'

This ooey gooey low-carb dessert will have you
begging for more!

As if the Toll House cookies and Valentine's Coconut
Cake weren't dreamy enough to get your low-carb
tastebuds to do the tango over the past couple of weeks,
Low-Carb Connoisseur is back with yet another low-carb
dessert recipe that I do believe tops them all!

This is for the most luxurious, decadent dessert I've
seen in a while for a low-carb recipe: Chocolate Molten

It has just 5g net carbs and will satisfy that chocolate
lover in you! ENJOY!



6 tablespoons butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon Atkins Bake Mix, CarbQuik, or your
favorite low carb bake mix
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 large egg yolks, at room temperature
8 packets sugar substitute (preferably Splenda)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Heat oven to 375 F. Generously grease four 6
ounce custard cups with shortening and dust with
bake mix. Place cups on a baking sheet.

2. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler.
Remove from heat; cool. Stir in bake mix. Transfer
to a large bowl.

3. With an electric mixer on high, beat eggs, egg
yolks, sugar substitute and vanilla until almost firm
peaks form, about 4 minutes.

4. In three additions, fold egg mixture into chocolate
mixture. "Divide batter in cups.

5. Bake 8-9 minutes until toothpick inserted near
edge comes out clean and inserted in center comes
out with batter. Cool 3 minutes. Run knife around
edge, turn upside down to release onto serving plates.

Serve immediately

Carbohydrates: 7 grams Net Carbs: 5 grams
Fiber: 2 grams Protein: 6 grams Fat: 30 grams
calories: 313

My oh my oh my! I think I'll be heading to the grocery
store today! LOL!

The only change I might make to the recipe is to use
ChocoPerfection bars instead of the unsweetened
chocolate. Their rich flavor would really add a lot to
this recipe!

THANK YOU again, Elaine at Low-Carb Connoisseur,
for the great recipe! We're not worthy! :)

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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Low-Carb Mashed Potatoes Make Their Debut - Food News - Diabetes Health magazine

Yummy! Here's a nice alternative to high carb
mashed potatoes.

Low-Carb Mashed Potatoes Make Their Debut -
Food News - Diabetes Health magazine:

"Low-Carb Mashed Potatoes Make Their Debut
Available in three flavors: Savory Garlic, Smoky
Chipotle, The Works

D. Trecroci
January 2006

Heritage Family Specialty Foods, Inc., of Grand
Prairie, Texas, now offers ImiTaters-an all-natural,
low-carbohydrate, low-calorie mashed potato

Made from cauliflower, ImiTaters has 50 percent
fewer calories and fewer carbohydrates than frozen
mashed potato products already available on the
market. The suggested retail price is $5.34.
For more information, log on to
or call (800) 648-2837.

Source: Heritage Family Specialty Foods, Inc.

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Kraft's Earnings Bolstered By Low-Carb Line

Well, well, well!

Here's a bit of news for everyone who's predicted
the end of the low carb diet lifestyle.

As you'll see from the article below, it's alive
and well. As always, moderation with carb intake's
the key. After all, you need whole grains as a source
of fiber and carbs do provide energy.

So always be smart about your diet, eat protein
for muscle support throughout the day in small
meals (approximately 1oz per pound of body weight
when excercising), keep the fats low and eat good
sources of complex carbohydrates.

Check out the article below to see proof that the
low carb lifestyle's alive and well.

Kraft's Earnings Bolstered By Low-Carb Line:

"Kraft Foods, which successfully launched a line of
South Beach Diet food products to the market in
2005, announced their fourth quarter earnings on
Thursday and said the new South Beach Diet
portfolio was the 'primary growth driver.'

DID YOU HEAR THAT, MEDIA?!?!?! An explicitly
LOW-CARB line of food products helped an major
American food company earn a profit in 2005. I
guess this economic analyst was wrong in his
assessment of the viability of low-carb products for

After just 10 months on the market, the South
Beach Diet line of products had garnered an eye-
popping $170 MILLION in sales!

I like how the story describes this news:

'...much to the chagrin of industry naysayers who
predicted an early death for the line of products
that while not as extreme as the Atkins Diet, still
relies on carb-control for its efficacy.'"

Get the rest of the story here.

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